There was a last gasp of summer fun this afternoon at Facebook. The company hosted a county fair along with its weekly farmers market. There were amusement rides, games, and live animals to pet and ride.
It was fun with a purpose. The fair benefited a number of local non-profits including Ecumenical Hunger and Project We Hope, both based in East Palo Alto. Funds from the carnival game booths were earmarked for 4H Menlo Park, Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula/Menlo Park, Collective Roots, East Palo Alto Senior Center, EPA Made, Job Train/Menlo Park, Mural Music & Arts Project, Peninsula Conflict Resolutions Center, Rotary Club of East Palo Alto and Uplifting Our Youth & Elderly.
One game that was new to us had to do with “stampeding” pigs. Two girls with paddles worked hard to keep the fuzzy, multi-colored pigs from making their way from one end to another.
By the time we left to shop at the farmers market, there were lines and smiles in the carnival area. Maybe a new end of summer tradition has been born?
Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016